It’s a simple fact – we all love to make greeting cards. Some people enjoy the creative process, while others only enjoy creating. Some actually send our cards to loved ones and some collect the cards they’ve made, while others love to sell or give cards that others can send. It takes all kinds of people, right?
When my friend’s husband was horribly injured in an automobile accident (he was on his bicycle and was struck by a car), people from all over reached out to help – helping with her children, feeding their family. I knew Marti would have lots of “thank you” notes to send out. I also knew she would not be happy to send out store-bought cards. With two young children and a hospitalized husband, Marti had no time or energy to make elaborate cards. When she reached out to me to order a few packs of Stampin’ Up! notecards, I obliged (with a wink). I knew I wasn’t going to place that order for her – I had another project in mind.
That weekend, I sat down with four packs of Stampin’ Up! Notecards (one of my favorite products in the Stampin’ Up! catalog) and made thank you notes to give to Marti.
80 Notecards and the corresponding envelopes (see them in the back?) fit snugly into this storage container I picked up years ago at Office Depot. The lid fits perfectly over top and clamps down on the side. Here are the four designs I created with some simple stamped images and super-quick layers:
I intentionally created each with a simple “thank you” and a masculine appeal. I wanted to make sure they’d represent Marti’s thankfulness but also her husband’s. Since some of these cards would be sent to her husband’s friends, I wanted to make sure they would work for almost anyone. Here are the products I used for each of the cards (left to write):
- CARD ONE. Stamp Sets: Another Thank You Papers: Neutrals Designer Series Paper Stack (Basic Black), Basic Black, Thick Whisper White, Whisper White Notecards and Envelopes Inks: Archival Basic Black Accessories: Extra-Large Oval punch, Stampin’ Dimensionals
- CARD TWO. Stamp Sets: Happy Happenings Papers: Into the Woods Designer Series Paper, Mossy Meadow, Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Crumb Cake Notecards and Envelopes Inks: Mossy Meadow Accessories: 1-3/4″ Circle punch, 2″ Circle punch, Washi Label punch, Stampin’ Dimensionals
- CARD THREE. Stamp Sets: Tin of Cards Papers: Into the Woods Designer Series Paper, Soft Suede, Tangelo Twist, Whisper White, Whisper White Notecards and Envelopes Inks: Tangelo Twist Accessories: Tags & Labels Framelits, Stampin’ Dimensionals
- CARD FOUR. Stamp Sets: Something to Say Papers: 2014-2016 In Color Designer Series Paper Stack (Lost Lagoon), Crumb Cake, Lost Lagoon, Whisper White, Crumb Cake Notecards and Envelopes Inks: Lost Lagoon Accessories: 1-1/4″ Circle punch, 1-3/8″ Circle punch, 2″ Circle punch, Stampin’ Dimensionals
If you plan right, you can make a bunch of cards in a short time with limited supplies. These were fun to crank out, and I couldn’t be happier than to know that Marti could grab a couple at a time to send out without a lot of hassle.
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